City of Detroit Launches COVID-19 Vaccinations at TCF Center

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The city of Detroit recently began scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments for senior citizens in a drive-up system at the downtown TCF Center. On Thursday, Jan 7, Mayor Mike Duggan and other officials laid out details on their strategy to disseminate thousands of vaccine doses to front-line workers, residents over 65 years old, and those in long-term care settings like nursing homes.

Detroit has 40,000 residents over 75 years old. The city expects to vaccinate 5,000 people per week over the next month. Duggan said he wants to ramp it up to 5,000 a day and aim to get vaccines to all adults who want them by April or May, but that all depends on availability.

Who Is Eligible at the TCF Center?

Detroit’s scheduling call center for the COVID-19 Vaccine is now open for the following eligible groups:

  • Any Detroit resident 75 and older
  • Any “good neighbor” 65 and older who drives a 75 year old Detroit resident to TCF
  • Group B essential workers, including K-12 teachers and staff and child care workers

Access to vaccinations at TCF will gradually be expanded to other eligible groups as the supply of vaccines to the city allows.

How To Make an Appointment

Appointments can be made by calling 313-230-0505 from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The city is experiencing delays with the phone line and they are currently working to identify additional lines to accommodate more calls. If you do not get through today, try calling again throughout the week.

For additional details, view the infographic below or visit the City of Detroit’s website.

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